Category: Dunwoody Reporter

Another construction worker killed in fall on I-285/Ga. 400 interchange project

A construction worker on the I-285/Ga. 400 interchange rebuilding project died after falling from the roadway on Feb. 14, according to state and Sandy Springs officials. It is the second fatal fall on the project in just over four months. According to the Sandy Springs Fire Department, the unidentified worker fell in the area of I-285 and Peachtree-Dunwoody Road. Contractors in that area are building new ramps for the project, which is known as “Transform 285/400.” “We are aware of an incident that resulted in a fatality that occurred on the Transform 285/400 … interchange project,” said Natalie Dale,...

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Dunwoody Preservation Trust inducts first members to new Volunteer Hall of Fame

The Dunwoody Preservation Trust recently inducted its first members into a new Volunteer Hall of Fame to recognize those who have worked to grow and support the organization. The inaugural members are Dunwoody Preservation Trust founders Lynne Byrd and Joyce Amacher, who was inducted posthumously. Her  son, Zach Amacher, accepted the honor on her behalf during the annual board meeting in January. Also inducted were co-presidents of the organization, Danny and Queenie Ross. “Volunteers are the foundation, heart and soul of the Dunwoody Preservation Trust,” said President MJ Thomas. “We simply could not exist without them.” Founded in 1994...

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Dunwoody to celebrate Georgia Arbor Day with tree plantings and a seedlings sale

The city of Dunwoody will honor Georgia Arbor Day with a ceremonial tree planting, a tree and seedling sale and the planting of 200 trees at Brook Run Park. On Feb. 21, the city will hold a ceremonial tree planting at 10 a.m. at its North Shallowford Annex, 4470 North Shallowford Road. Mayor Lynn Deutsch, members of the City Council, Arbor Day Foundation President Dan Lambe, Georgia Forestry Director Chuck Williams, and members of the city’s Parks & Recreation Department and Sustainability Committee. “Dunwoody’s tree canopy is critical to the environment and the economy,” Deutsch said in a news...

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This Month in Recent History: Zip line work begins at park; DHA closes office

With 2020 upon us, here’s a look back at some of the Dunwoody Reporter’s top stories for the month of February in recent history. 5 Years Ago: 2015 “Zip line and obstacle course to open in Brook Run Park soon” The company Treetop Quest started building a zip line and obstacle course at Brook Run Park, with workers hanging on trees despite unpleasant winter weather. “Dunwoody is always looking for opportunities for people to get physically active and enjoy the parks,” said Bob Mullen, a city spokesperson at the time. The city soon will open a large renovation of...

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Transform 285/400 traffic changes through Feb. 22

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced the latest round of lane and ramp closures and other traffic changes for Transform 285/400, its massive project to reconstruct the I-285/Ga. 400 interchange. Schedules may change based on the work and the weather. Ga. 400 ramp closures Feb. 14 and 20-22, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., southbound ramp to I-285 westbound closed. Feb. 14 and 20, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., northbound ramp to I-285 eastbound closed. Feb. 19, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., southbound ramp to I-285 eastbound closed. Ga. 400 lane closures Feb. 14-16, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.,...

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DeKalb County sanitation service to run one day late for Presidents’ Day

Trash, recyclables and yard trimmings will be picked up in DeKalb County a day later than usual due the Presidents’ Day holiday on Monday, Feb. 17. All trash collections this week will shift to the next day. Monday pickups will move to Tuesday, Tuesday pickups will move to Wednesday, and so on. The Sanitation Division’s administrative office, North Transfer Station and Seminole Road Landfill will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17, and will reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 18, during normal operating hours. For more information, contact the Sanitation Division’s customer service team at 404-294-2900 or sanitation@dekalbcountyga.gov, visit dekalbsanitation.com, or...

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Voters get chance to test new voting machines before March presidential primary

Local election officials are busy providing free demonstrations to the public on how Georgia’s new voting machines work before they are rolled out statewide for the March 24 presidential primary. During a Feb. 13 demonstration of the machines at the Dunwoody Library, DeKalb Voter & Registration Elections official Nytia Harris walked dozens of people through the new system. The system includes electronic check-in on a machine similar to an iPad, selection of ballot choices electronically via a touch screen, and a paper record that lists in text the voter’s choices. The paper also includes a QR code. The paper...

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Dunwoody crime reports, Jan. 26-Feb. 9

From Dunwoody Police Jan. 26 through Feb. 9. The following information was pulled from Dunwoody’s Police-2-Citizen website. Larceny/Shoplifting/Theft   1100 block of Hammond Drive — On Jan. 26, in the afternoon, a man was arrested and charged with shoplifting. 4300 block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road — On Jan. 26, in the afternoon, a man was arrested and charged with shoplifting. 4700 block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road — On Jan. 26, in the afternoon, a man was arrested and charged with shoplifting. 4400 block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road — On Jan. 26, at night, a larceny was reported. 4600 block of Peachtree Place...

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I-285 top end toll lanes would bring construction of new highway access points

The Georgia Department of Transportation’s plans to build toll lanes along both sides of the top end of I-285 would include construction of brand-new highway access points where motorists can enter and exit the system from city streets. Some local officials have raised concerns that the new access points would drive more cars onto city streets, adding even more congestion to areas such as Perimeter Center. GDOT contends the recommended access points to the toll lanes were selected to provide “adequate and equitable” access for motorists as part of its eventually statewide “Georgia Express Lanes” system. GDOT says there...

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Middle East policy expert Aaron David Miller to speak in Sandy Springs

Aaron David Miller, a Middle East policy expert and CNN commentator, will speak about diplomacy and current events in a March 3 lecture at the Congregation Or Hadash synagogue in Sandy Springs. Miller served for 25 years as an advisor to U.S. secretaries of state, helping to formulate policies on the Middle East and the Arab-Israeli peace process. His lecture will address life lessons he learned from working as a negotiator and diplomat. He is also expected to discuss President Trump’s new and controversial Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, and an Israeli parliamentary election scheduled to take place the day before...

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Letter: Alternative transportation and tree-planting are better, cheaper than toll lanes

I read about the Georgia Department of Transportation’s express lane proposals in the Dunwoody Reporter and another source. The picture of what new lanes, flyovers and express lanes at I-285 and Ga. 400 would look like caused me to wonder if it was Groundhog Day. No, that had passed. Oh! It’s April Fools’ Day! No, that hasn’t come yet. Aha! A wicked witch had put me to sleep and no prince was coming to kiss me awake. It’s a nightmare. Planners and traffic engineers certainly hadn’t the imagination to forecast the growth Atlanta has had or the accompanying traffic...

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Jester will not seek re-election for DeKalb Board of Education seat

DeKalb County Board of Education member Stan Jester has announced he will not seek re-election for the District 1 seat. Andrew Ziffer of Dunwoody previously announced a challenge to Jester for the seat and is now running unopposed. Ziffer has said his agenda includes creating an atmosphere of collaboration between school officials and the community rather than one of division. “I know there are many people who are frustrated and feel ignored by the Board of Education and DeKalb Schools,” Ziffer said. “I will continue to focus my campaign on delivering a positive message, reaching out to the different...

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